Who We Are
Welcome to the Northern Virginia District
We are the Northern Virginia District of the United Methodist Church.
Prior to July 2022 we were the Arlington and Alexandria Districts.
Northern Virginia District Clergy can find information about Resource Groups, Clergy meetings, and more online in our Clergy section.
Our laity make ministry happen at their local churches, in their communities, and throughout the world. Find resources for laity and more on our Laity page.
NoVa District Training DaySaturday, January 20, 2024
This year Training Day will focus on “The E Word” as we all continue to work to make disciples for the transformation of the world. We are excited to lean into sessions and conversations about evangelism in different ministry contexts. Participants will experience the Keynote Presentation as well as two workshops of their choice on January 20 and then will have access to all 13 workshops until July 20.
Training day is HYBRID in 2024. Both In-person and Virtual tickets can be purchased.
Our District Staff strives to help churches reach their communities by providing training and resources.
Coaching & Consultation
Our District Staff seeks to empower clergy and laity in their ministry by providing tools and resources as well as offering retreats ans consultations.
People to Reach
Latest News & Information
The pandemic may have slowed down and even held us up, but we have persevered and after almost two years of revision and production, beloved discipleship is now a self-paced course at the...
It was a great joy to welcome Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson to Northern Virginia this weekend. Bishop Sue is visiting all Virginia Conference districts to get to know their churches, missions,...
Matthew 5:14-15 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition) 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 People do not light a lamp and put it under...
More than 30 pastoral transitions took place in the Northern Virginia District this year. We are excited to introduce those clergy to our district.
Have you ever wondered how your church’s property might be used in new or different ways that would serve the community AND generate revenues to support the church’s ministries? Many church...
I just returned from teaching Church Leadership and Administration to this year’s Licensing school folks, our newest colleagues. I love doing this because I get to meet people as they are first...